continuum, napa valley 2017
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97
JAMES SUCKLING
98

2017 continuum, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Continuum is the brainchild of Tim Mondavi, son of legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi. Continuum offers a delicious, fresh, and rich-styled red wine that contrasts with his father's lighter and younger offerings. Expect to pay well into the triple digits for a single bottle.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot and 9% Merlot, the deep garnet-purple 2017 Proprietary Red soars out of the glass with notions of baked blueberries, plum preserves and blackcurrant cordial, backed up by nuances of chocolate mint, wild sage, violets and pencil shavings, plus an earthy hint of Chinese five spice. The rich, seductive, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with spicy black fruit preserves, framed by wonderfully plush tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and opulent.

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

Wonderful blackberry and blackcurrant aromas here with hints of mint and fresh sage. Some cassis. Wrought iron, too. Full-bodied, tight and elegant with lovely tension. Beautiful. Ends fine and focused. Drinkable now, but better after 2022.